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May 15, 2016
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The iconic step is reportedly no longer there after the quakes. Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
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May 15, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Yours truly on Treiber's Deception.
I saw this, pretty incredible. DesertRat
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May 15, 2016
Link? JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
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May 15, 2016
Can't find anything saying it's gone but I did read that they set a route to the top for the first time in 2 years. They said it took a while to get up Hillary step because of snow and ice. patdeli
From merced, CA
Joined May 28, 2015
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May 15, 2016
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bbc.com/news/world-asia-362694...

BBC doesn't go in to details but cites "difficult climbing conditions".
Lan Dogan
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jul 2, 2014
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May 15, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Yours truly on Treiber's Deception.
According to recent summiters, the climbing is easier.

mobile.twitter.com/crpokhrel/s...

m.facebook.com/story.php?story...
DesertRat
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Jul 5, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Linville Gorge!
Holy crap- That is a major bummer. Russ Keane
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Jul 5, 2016
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Replaced by the Trump Tower rocknice2
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Jul 5, 2016
4sport.ua/news?id=25517 Jon Rhoderick
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Jul 25, 2016
If you look at the Russian page you can see that the zoom factor is different on those two shots from the tweet. Although it does look different, it does not appear to have collapsed.

From the translation of the Russian page. Although the third sentence seems to say "yes it did collapse" in the context of the remainder of the paragraph it really does appear like it's just snow.

"Every year falls a different number snow. Do not panic. Step Hilary collapsed during the earthquake. Just this year, she dusted with snow. You can compare the pictures. in fact, 2016 is not the only one, when Hillary Step sweeps snow so that some climbers perceive this fact as its collapse, but in fact the stage is still there ... hidden under a thick layer of snow, " to confirm his words, Simone is also a photograph of an analysis of boulders on the Hillary Steps (arrows indicate the same point):"
Luke Majewski
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